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The Bureau (Le Bureau des légendes)

  • 23-04-2018 10:45pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,303 ✭✭✭ EagererBeaver


    Anyone caught this French spy thriller on Amazon Prime? First two of three seasons are up on it.

    It is without doubt the best piece of spy fiction I've ever seen, either TV show or movie. It's absolutely stunning. Stars Matthieu Kassovitz of La Haine fame. Can't recommend it highly enough.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 207 ✭✭ Chaos Tourist


    That is high praise indeed considering all that came before it in the genre. Must scope it out. It would make a change from all the usual Anglo-American stuff I watch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,271 ✭✭✭ jArgHA


    I have watched all 3 seasons (only first 2 available on Prime) and can concur that I find it to be an excellent spy drama. To be honest what I like most about the show are the characters, and the fact that it is a lot more down to earth and 'real' than other spy dramas (cough cough Homeland). I think a 4th season is coming but am not sure when it is due to be released.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,303 ✭✭✭ EagererBeaver


    One episode to go of Season 3 for me and my praise is even higher than it was in my initial post. Simply some of the best TV I've ever seen. There are always about 3/4 sub-plots going on at one time and each is so gripping I find myself forgetting the others until they're next back on screen.

    Season 4 started filming in February so hopefully a release later this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,083 ✭✭✭✭ Birneybau


    Thought you meant this:



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,139 ✭✭✭✭ glasso


    just started watching this - bit of a slow burner but very good.

    much more realistic than the other similar shows.

    worth a go.

    www.buymeacoffee.com/glassopy



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ Thammer


    Back on the 22nd


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,015 ✭✭✭ Ludo


    Is there anywhere to watch this other than Prime? I've been wanting to watch this for a while now but couldn't be arsed subscribing to Prime due to the lack of ChromeCast support. If they had that I would subscribe instantly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,532 ✭✭✭ brian_t


    Ludo wrote: »
    Is there anywhere to watch this other than Prime? I've been wanting to watch this for a while now but couldn't be arsed subscribing to Prime due to the lack of ChromeCast support. If they had that I would subscribe instantly.

    I watched the first two series last year. I borrowed the dvds from the library.

    You can order them from your local branch.

    http://librariesireland.iii.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3744514__SThe%20Bureau%20dvd__P0%2C4__Orightresult__U__X1?lang=eng&suite=def


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,086 ✭✭✭ volchitsa


    With the lockdown, we've started watching stuff we never normally get round to, and somebody had recommended this to my o/h. Am only halfway through the first series but am thoroughly enjoying it.

    Not sure I understand it all though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,303 ✭✭✭ EagererBeaver


    volchitsa wrote: »
    Not sure I understand it all though.

    There are subtitles like.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,086 ✭✭✭ volchitsa


    There are subtitles like.

    LOL, that must be it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,086 ✭✭✭ volchitsa


    Seriously though, I'm just wondering if anyone else is watching it or has watched it recently and was interested in discussing it. I'm really enjoying it but am finding bits of it hard to remember/work out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,303 ✭✭✭ EagererBeaver


    New season is only a few weeks away too.

    What are you struggling with?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,086 ✭✭✭ volchitsa


    Well I'm not sure what's going on with the dispensary in Algeria. Like, what are they really doing there and were the doctors in danger that time they thought Cyclone was a double agent or not?

    Also, since Cyclone wasn't a double agent in the end, was he taken against his will and if so, was he betrayed by someone?

    I think that's the main bit I'm not clear about. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,015 ✭✭✭ Ludo


    New season is only a few weeks away too.

    What are you struggling with?

    New season on French TV or subbed on BBC 4?
    Great show.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭ QikBax


    New (and final) season starts in France on April 6th,

    2 episodes a week I think


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,303 ✭✭✭ EagererBeaver


    Season 5 is a masterpiece.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,086 ✭✭✭ volchitsa


    Any news of when(if) the new season is coming out in BBC4?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,303 ✭✭✭ EagererBeaver


    volchitsa wrote: »
    Any news of when(if) the new season is coming out in BBC4?

    It won't be for a while. It'll be on Sundance Now in the autumn.

    Did seasons 3 and 4 air on BBC 4?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,303 ✭✭✭ EagererBeaver


    volchitsa wrote: »
    Any news of when(if) the new season is coming out in BBC4?

    It won't be for a while. It'll be on Sundance Now in the autumn.

    Did seasons 3 and 4 air on BBC 4?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭ QikBax


    Season 5 is a masterpiece.

    Haven't come across it yet.

    Eagerly anticipating it.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,584 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy


    Almost finished the second season on Prime.

    Really enjoying this - far smarter look at spycraft than nearly any other show I've seen and I imagine it's far closer to what actually happens. No need for big gun fights to make a riveting plot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,435 ✭✭✭ CQD


    I've found them all except season 3..I'll watch it next I reckon..


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,303 ✭✭✭ EagererBeaver


    QikBax wrote: »
    Haven't come across it yet.

    Eagerly anticipating it.

    I had to sail the seven seas for it. PM me if you want any info.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,584 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy


    Good news - the creator of 'The Bureau' is getting his recognition now and is going to be the show runner for a global spy drama according to Deadline:
    Éric Rochant, the creator of breakout French spy drama The Bureau, is prepping his U.S. television debut – a global spy drama produced in partnership with Snowpiercer producer Tomorrow Studios.

    The French writer and director has teamed up with the ITV-backed producer, run by Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements, to develop and produce an untitled series that centers on the lives of intelligence officers from the U.S., China, Russia, UK and France.

    It marks Rochant’s first U.S. series and comes after the in-demand showrunner signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners last year to find North American opportunities.

    The series will follow these spies, who are involved in missions that make them meet, fight or manipulate each other. They are allies or enemies in the field and in cyberspace. Rochant will serve as showrunner and executive producer, alongside EPs Adelstein and Clements.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,284 ✭✭✭ phelixoflaherty


    Have watched series 1&2.
    How can I watch the others.
    Tried sundance thru prime but won't accept payment from here
    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭ QikBax


    Just finished Season 5 last night. Sensational.

    Only legal way to watch from season 3 on is by buying DVDs or Blu Ray from Amazon France otherwise the only way is illicitly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,015 ✭✭✭ Ludo


    QikBax wrote: »
    Just finished Season 5 last night. Sensational.

    En Francais?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭ QikBax


    Bought the French blu ray with the English subs.

    A kind poster pointed me in the direction of a version but the subs were hardcoded and a bit obtrusive so i just bought the blu ray in the end.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,435 ✭✭✭ CQD


    I'd have no problems watching it "illicitly" as you say, that's my plan for the lot of it.. but finding season 3 "illicitly" seems more difficult than the rest..


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